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Dog rescued from sinkhole in South Tyneside

A dog had to be rescued after falling down a sinkhole in South Tyneside.

The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service carried out the rescue operation in Whitburn, just after 12pm on Friday.

It is believed there was water in the hole and there were concerns that the dog may have been at risk of drowning.

Two specialist rope rescue crews from South Shields attended the incident on Mill Lane.

Two team members were involved in rescuing the dog from the sinkhole. It's believed there was water in the hole and the dog was at risk of drowning.

We do not know how big the sinkhole is at this stage.

It took 45 minutes in total to rescue the dog from the hole.

– Spokesperson, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

Cyclist left with serious injuries after collision in South Tyneside

The Marine Pub in South Shields. Credit: Google maps

Police are appealing for information after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision in South Tyneside.

It happened at 9.30pm last night outside the Marine Pub in South Shields. A cyclist was involved in a collision with a taxi.

The cyclist, a 25-year-old man, is currently in hospital receiving treatment for serious life changing injuries.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and appealing for witnesses. The taxi driver was spoken to at the scene.

Motor Patrols Sergeant Lee Butler said:

The collision happened outside the Marine Pub which has large windows and no curtains so it may be someone inside the pub saw what happened, if they did I'd ask them to get in contact with us.

Likewise if anyone was in the street or surrounding area and saw anything that may help with our enquiries, I'd ask they get in contact.

It may be they thought nothing of what they saw at the time, but pieced together it could actually be crucial.

– Motor Patrols Sergeant Lee Butler

Any witnesses should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 996 130217.


Man charged after woman has face slashed in South Tyneside

A man has been charged after a man and a woman were assaulted in South Tyneside.m

A woman, 21, had her face slashed and a man, 25, suffered forearm injuries at 4.40am in Charles Street, Boldon Colliery.

Stephen Thompson, 27, of Charles Street has been charged with four offences including with wounding with intent. He is due to appear at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Any witnesses to the assault are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

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